McGill Method Level 3 – High Performance Training: Progressing backs from pain to performance

Instructors: Prof. Stuart McGill &
Joel Proskewitz

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This one-day course is geared for advanced clinicians and performance specialists. Mechanisms and training techniques used with world class athletes will be introduced and discussed. The development of movement/motor patterns, endurance, speed, and power within the principles that minimize back injury, or exacerbation of existing injury are work-shopped. Specific topics covered include building resilience, training capacity, and strength and speed techniques within pain-free progressions.

You will learn:

  • Mechanisms and training techniques used with world class athletes
  • How to develop movement/motor patterns, endurance, speed, and power within the principles that minimize spine stress
  • Coaching cues to maximise effectiveness of injury resilience and performance

SUGGESTED READINGS

Low Back Disorders: Evidence based prevention and rehabilitation, Third Edition, published by Human Kinetics publishers, (www.humankinetics.com), 2016

Ultimate back fitness and performance, Fifth Edition, published by Backfitpro Inc (www.backfitpro.com), 2014

Back Mechanic, 2015

Three videos illustrating the assessment and therapeutic exercise techniques and performance enhancing techniques used in the clinical portion of the course are also available through Vimeo or DVD:

McGill, S.M. (2012) The Ultimate back: Assessment and therapeutic exercise, Second Edition

McGill, S.M. (2010) Enhancing Performance, www.backfitpro.com

McGill, S.M. and Brandon, Lee. (2016) The New Science of Golf

 

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INSTRUCTORS

Prof. Stuart McGill

Prof. Stuart M. McGill was a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada) for 32 years. He continues as a consultant where his advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts and elite athletes and teams from around the world. Difficult back cases are regularly referred to him for consultation.

Joel Proskewitz

Mr. Proskewitz has worked with Professor McGill for the past 12 years learning his approaches for assessment and performance training. He is a master trainer based in London UK. Professor McGill regularly refers difficult patients to Joel who assesses the individual to reach a precise diagnosis. Then an appropriate strategy to eliminate the pain triggers to wind down sensitivity is coached. This is followed with an exercise progression to create a foundation for pain-free movement. He has taught internationally with Professor McGill for the past three years. He teaches McGill 2, McGill 3 and the Back Mechanic course.